…is a composite number, its proper divisors being 1, 2, 7 & 14.

…The number of Stations of the Cross.

…represents good luck in South American countries.

…is an unlucky number in China. Although 14 is usually said as "shi si," which sounds like "ten die", it can also be said as "yi si," literally "one four." There is also a common way to say "one," and it is "yao." Thus, 14 can also be said as "yao si," literally "one four," but it sounds like "want to die."

…The number of days in a fortnight.

…In traditional British units of weight, is the number of pounds in a stone.

…A common designation for the thirteenth floor in many buildings for superstitious reasons.

…The number of lines in a sonnet.

…The atomic number of silicon.

…The youngest age in which a person could legally get access to MySpace.

…is 'encoded' in a lot of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach may have considered this number a sort of signature, since given A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, etc., then B + A + C + H = 14

…On August 22, 1982, Ernie Banks, No. 14, became the first player to have his number retired by the Cubs organization.

…The number of points outlined by president Woodrow Wilson for reconstructing a new Europe following World War I.

…Augustus died and Tiberius became emperor in 14 AD.

We just passed 14 months of waiting...how many more will there be?


CCAA update for March

The latest referrals have been announced and the CCAA got through 11 days this time (although there is talk out there that perhaps some people with a 10/31 LID got referrals as well?), as well as finished reviewing dossiers through the end of March '06.

We are glad things are moving forward, but at this rate, I predict we will get our referral some time in August. I know, I know not what you wanted to hear, but we are just glad to be on the short end of the wait now. Who knows, maybe that ever-elusive speed-up will happen and we will see our sweet baby's face sooner. Keep hoping and praying for us!